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Los Gatos Local History Research Collection

Los Gatos Local History
Research Collection

Welcome to the Los Gatos Local History Research Collection. Please browse our Collections, containing artifacts from over 100 years of Los Gatos history, donated by the Los Gatos community. We invite you to join in our history, from the western frontier to modern Silicon Valley stalwart.


For residential research, view our map of historical houses, including Bellringer Houses (History of Bellringers).


About the Collection
The Los Gatos Local History Research Collection was started as a collaborative effort between the Los Gatos Library and The Museums of Los Gatos, with collections of the two institutions forming the core of the project. Included are many general collections such as Views, Residences, and Town Life, as well as many collections contributed by individuals, families, and organizations who have generously shared their photo archives in order to preserve and make accessible the cultural memory of the town. Well over 100 individuals and 30 companies, organizations, clubs and associations have contributed funding, equipment, time and historic images to The Library and Museum History Project. Collections are primarily composed of photographs, but also include maps, letters, postcards, scrapbooks, programs from events, audio recordings, videos and other materials of historic interest. The Los Gatos Weekly Times has generously allowed scanning of their photo archives.


Come visit our archives at the Los Gatos Library, on the second floor.
100 Villa Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Docent Hours
Mondays 1p-5p
Wednesdays 10a-12p
Thursdays 1p-5p

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